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From the Ted Talk by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: The US can move past immigration prisons -- and towards justice

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Instead of a fair match between a prosecutor and a defense attorney, irnimspoed migrants usually walk into court alone. It's a high-stakes legal battle that they are forced to fight with their hands tied behind their backs. As the courts dtlbeaerie, the days pass. From your community to mine, today, someone is locked up who has not been accused of any crime. Often, they haven't seen a judge or even a lawyer. And yet, in most immigration prisons that I have visited as a lawyer or a researcher, the steel door is csloed shut with the clink of confinement. For the sake of votes, politicians cliam people like digeo and wdeny are dangerous, or dishonest. For the sake of profits, private croroptoanis run pirnoss to house them.

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Instead of a fair match between a prosecutor and a defense attorney, __________ migrants usually walk into court alone. It's a high-stakes legal battle that they are forced to fight with their hands tied behind their backs. As the courts __________, the days pass. From your community to mine, today, someone is locked up who has not been accused of any crime. Often, they haven't seen a judge or even a lawyer. And yet, in most immigration prisons that I have visited as a lawyer or a researcher, the steel door is ______ shut with the clink of confinement. For the sake of votes, politicians _____ people like _____ and _____ are dangerous, or dishonest. For the sake of profits, private ____________ run _______ to house them.

Solution

  1. claim
  2. closed
  3. wendy
  4. diego
  5. imprisoned
  6. corporations
  7. prisons
  8. deliberate

Original Text

Instead of a fair match between a prosecutor and a defense attorney, imprisoned migrants usually walk into court alone. It's a high-stakes legal battle that they are forced to fight with their hands tied behind their backs. As the courts deliberate, the days pass. From your community to mine, today, someone is locked up who has not been accused of any crime. Often, they haven't seen a judge or even a lawyer. And yet, in most immigration prisons that I have visited as a lawyer or a researcher, the steel door is closed shut with the clink of confinement. For the sake of votes, politicians claim people like Diego and Wendy are dangerous, or dishonest. For the sake of profits, private corporations run prisons to house them.

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